Well, you can file this one under ‘makeover most unexpected.’ Jonah Hill took to Instagram this weekend to unveil a shocking pink new hairdo, and you can colour us impressed.
He’s probably one of the last celebs we’d expect a hair transformation from, not that we’re complaining. And you might be surprised at the story behind the new look — turns out, it’s not for a film role, bet, or charitable challenge… the dude simply wanted a good ol’ fashioned change (and naturally gave this bubblegum-pink look a go). A radical departure from his brown locks, Hill captioned the pic, “Omg you guys !,” playfully anticipating surprise to the change.
According to Refinery29, we can thank celebrity stylist and hair colourist George Papanikolas for the transformative handiwork. After Hill requested something “edgy” for his new look, Papanikolas got to work creating a light base. “The process started by lightening the hair to a pale blonde, then using the semi-permanent Matrix So Color Flamenco Fuchsia and Clear,” said the stylist. But it was Jonah’s request that ultimately created the confection. “The pink hair was a look he wanted to try. He specifically wanted pink,” Papanikolas revealed.
It’s rare to see male celebs experiment with style in the way we’ve come to expect from female celebs as business as usual, so it’s kind of great to see him test style boundaries, and have some fun in the process.
The last time Hill’s image came under the microscope was last year, when he was spotted rocking a leaner, more muscular look, with fans applauding his healthy change in lifestyle.
And the new do, which is a little punky, a little hipster, and a lot adorable, is sure to win over fans. But don’t get too excited by the new Jonah — it’s not permanent, with the pink eventually fading to the blonde base. We’ll be curious to see how long he keeps the look intact, and will be keeping our eyes peeled for more fluorescent shades from our fave funnyman.